Success Stories

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At Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, we work hard to provide the best possible experience and outcome for all of our patients. We understand the freedom and enjoyment that comes from increased mobility and decreased pain, and we often have patients tell us that because of their care, they can now live a fuller, more active life.

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Patient Testimonials

Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live life pain free again! Dr. Paul Johnson is a fabulous doctor. He agreed to do a cervical fusion that he believed could be (and I believe proved to be) a difficult one. He is a skilled surgeon who also has a good bedside manner. He makes you feel comfortable from the outset. He speaks plainly to help you understand your problem and what he proposes to do to try to help you. After having severe pain and tingling in my arm and shoulder for several months, I awoke from surgery pain free! There was little pain in the weeks following surgery and I am now, five months later, pain free and pretty much back to a reasonably active lifestyle. I am counting on my upcoming visit with Dr. Johnson to be final and to be given the green light to do everything I have always been used to doing. I would recommend Dr. Johnson to anyone for any spinal problem.
– Phyllis, Mosheim
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can actually walk on my right foot without ANY pain. Thought for many, many years I would never be pain-free with my right foot. Put off ankle bone fusion several times. Dr. McPeake was nothing short of amazing when I finally decided to have the surgery. If you are needing this surgery, go ahead and do it. And choose Dr. McPeake. You will be very pleased and shouting his praises just as I am. Thanks Doc!!!
– Ron, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can wear fun shoes again! After having constant foot pain for three years, Dr. Ferguson fixed my foot and it feels better than it has in years. I would encourage anyone dealing with foot pain to go see Dr. Ferguson and the great staff at KOC.
– Mikki, Crossville
I am over 300 miles of hiking with the new hip Dr. Nadaud gave me in 2015...pretty good for a 60 year old wouldn't you say?! My quality of life continues to be all I wanted and had hoped for! I offer my gratitude and thanks to Dr. Nadaud and all the staff. I hope I can be an inspiration to's NEVER too late!!
– Jo, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can go back to work full time and exercise again. Dr. Rappé treated me like I was his only patient. Very professional, knowledgeable and confident, but also humble. And always jolly! I once told him he was a combination of "The Big Lebowski" and "Patch Adams." I recommend him highly!
– Ellen, Knoxville
Everyone that helped my little girl was so sweet to her. Dr. Gaylord is adorable. His bedside manner with children is top notch. After he spoke to my 7 year old daughter about her broken arm, she said "I think he really loves me, mom." He made her feel like she was so special and important to him. Thanks Dr. Gaylord!
– Jeanette, Knoxville
It is a tribute to Dr. Ferguson's marvelous abilities that Tylenol was the strongest medication needed for pain relief following my somewhat extensive surgery. His personality, at the very least, equals his surgical skills. I personally recommend Dr. Ferguson if you have foot problems. He is a great guy and a surgeon beyond compare!
– Wayne, Maryville
Thanks to my care at KOC and Dr. Ferguson, I am able to walk & play golf pain free again! I have been an athlete for most of my 51 years, and been through several surgeries in my time. My Achilles surgery experience went better than I ever could imagine. Dr. Ferguson is an asset to KOC & I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a foot/ankle surgeon. He was very direct & to the point in every aspect of my surgery & recovery. Follow up appointments were pleasant & informative, plus I never waited long to see him. Following his direction, my recovery went much better and faster than I had expected. Thank you!
– Tommy, Knoxville
I needed extensive foot surgery, so after interviewing four different doctors and interviewing Dr. Testerman again one year later, I decided she was the surgeon for me. She is kind, concerned & experienced. She and her staff understand how to address one's fears, as well as being courteous. Her work was precise, clean and so well cut that I knew as it healed the scarring would be minimal. As my office follow-up visits continue, Dr. Testerman remains caring and always a hands-on doctor. I did exactly as I was told and we are both delighted with my healing. I would highly recommend her and I know if you do as she says, you'll have as amazing results as I have.
– JoAnn, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can hike again! I received my new knees six and eight years ago. Dr. McGraw performed these surgeries for me. In three years I hiked over a thousand miles on them in the Smokies. Then I needed hip replacement and Dr. Nadaud was my doctor for this surgery. I got my new hip on January 9th of this year. Three weeks later I was walking around Elkmont and now I am doing 3 and 4 mile hikes. Thank you so much KOC!!!!!
– Becky, Newport
What do you do 6 weeks after hip replacement? I zip lined! I saw Dr. Herman Botero with KOC today. He said the X-rays looked great and said the "Funky Monkey & Superman " on the zip line looked good too!
– James, Knoxville
After I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, we visited several surgeons. It was determined that I had no choice but get the spinal surgery. After intensive research, we came across Dr. Paul Johnson of KOC. From the time we visited his office until today, no one has made us as comfortable as Dr. Johnson. He kept my family informed during the surgical procedure & made a call afterwards to inform them that all had gone well. During the postoperative visits, his staff at KOC & Dr. Johnson have maintained a very in-depth review of my recovery. I will recommend Dr. Johnson to anybody who has any type of back or neck problems.
– Manny, Knoxville